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OverandOnward
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Last Activity: Sep. 17, 2019, 06:37 PM
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    Here is a link to a New York Times article, an in-depth analysis of a possible safety crisis in eventing.

    Interesting choice of subject as...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to New Game: Troll Bingo
    True that. However, I was taking into account that it takes at least 3 more pages of dodging the question before that part leaks out.

    Of...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    Then, now and always, blaming the riders is the cheapest and least impactful way out. Blaming individuals localizes the problem on them. No one else has...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    The story of Liz and Cooley is an emotional one to read.

    One of my problems is that there is an attitude expressed among some in 5* leadership...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    Good points, beowulf.

    Just because there is a frangible that will release does not mean a horse should be jumping through the top rail(s),...
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  • At what level? Is this only 5*?

    Just UL? Not LL?

    There are significant differences in what I see between LL and UL. LL (at least...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    One thing I like about Derek DiGrazia's courses is that there is plenty of drama without the scary moments.

    On this Burghley course there...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    This x 1000. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hope you will put that very well written analysis in front of every 5* course designer....
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    CMP and others have pointed the finger at the riders. But of course, some of the greats came to grief right along with those green to the level.
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    There were 2-3 years when a lot of data of that nature was collected from UL courses all over the United States. While David O'Connor was USEF president...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    I dunno why each rider did what they did. But as to why someone would go hard to double verticals, it could be that they saw the long spots as the only...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    Not trying to pick on fordtraktor, but quoting to make a point …

    This is about the level of tolerance for risk and how different it is...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    I read that while CMP was married to Princess Anne, he was offered a title, but turned it down. And that not having a title meant that his children would...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    She's gutsy and cool-headed, and well-mounted. Seems to be clear on her goals and how to get there. And of high character. I'd love to see her on the...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Why not Saturday and Sunday?
    If the case can be made that Friday ride times are losing enough entries, there is no doubt the organizers will be interested in that , if someone will...
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  • As we just saw at Burghley, where it was just very dam lucky that there wasn't a bad outcome from an influx of riders not up to the test. The frangibles...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to New Game: Troll Bingo
    And here we have a live example of everyone hanging back to see who will call out this poster for not reading the thread!

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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    And there would have been many more, if not for the collapsing fences.

    Had this same course been presented back in the time before frangibles,...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    Thanks very much for taking the time to explain this! ...
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  • OverandOnward
    replied to Burghley
    True. But. If they are not ready for this course, if it is dangerous to horse and rider for them to be out there ... then why are they?

    If...
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    Last edited by OverandOnward; Sep. 7, 2019, 05:56 PM. Reason: left out a word

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